Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Fear and Loathing in New Orleans

Stephen Elliott's experiences in the heart of a failed city, Salon.com. MUST READ.

A man in leather pants, a blue shirt, with long black hair and tattoos down his forearms, arrives at the bar with a cooler full of medical supplies. The bartender is now on the other end of the counter, doing speed. "I'm not really a bartender," he tells me. "I'm a drunk. I was just helping out." This is still the city I visited, I decide, concentrated into one bar.


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